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Wisconsin judge temporarily stops new voter ID law


A Wisconsin judge has granted a temporary injunction to stop the state's new voter identification law.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan granted the injunction Tuesday. It will stop the law from taking effect for the state's April 3 presidential primary election.

The NAACP's Milwaukee branch and immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera filed the lawsuit last year. A trial on a permanent injunction is scheduled for April 16.

Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney had no immediate comment on the judge's order. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Justice, which represented GAB in the case, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

There are four lawsuits against the state's new voter ID law. It went into effect in February.


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